Events / Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Featured Speaker Yavilah McCoy – Jews and Race, Shabbat Lunch Workshop


Yavilah McCoy – Shabbat Lunch Workshop: Developing a Common Language 101

Saturday, March 17, 12:30 (following Shabbat services, at Shalhevet)


In our continued Featured Speakers Series, we will be joined by Yavilah McCoy who will workshop with us Saturday morning over lunch.

Yavilah will present IKAR with the opportunity to explore the successes and challenges of building relationships and coalitions in service of equity and justice in Jewish institutions and in a broader social justice landscape. Hear narratives that depict practical behaviors that can be acted out in relationship to center, demarginalize and empower historically targeted people and communities.

Yavilah is the CEO of the Diversity consulting group DIMENSIONS Inc. For over twenty years, she has worked with a broad base of leaders and organizations to provide transformational resources for diversity,equity and inclusion strategies. Yavilah is a pioneer of the Jewish diversity and equity movement and has been an activist and mentor for the empowerment of Jews of Color for most of her life. She brings a wealth of wisdom and experience in DEI consulting, non-profit management, philanthropy and engagement to her work and has partnered with numerous agencies to build strong, healthy organizations with measurable commitments to racial justice, equity and anti-oppression in practice.

IKAR’s Featured Speakers Series is sponsored by the Lisa and Maury Friedman Foundation.